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January 22, 1950

CABLE, LIU SHAOQI TO CHAIRMAN MAO [ZEDONG]

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    Liu Shaoqi reports to Mao Zedong that the ethnic Korean officers have arrived to bring back the ethnic Koreans to Korea. To the request of the North Korean officers in bringing back the weapons ethnic Korean officers had used, Mao responds in the affirmative.
    "Cable, Liu Shaoqi to Chairman Mao [Zedong]," January 22, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Zhonggong zhongyang wenxian yanjiu shi and Zhongyang dang'anguan, eds., Jianguo yilai Liu Shaoqi Wengao (Liu Shaoqi's Manuscripts since the Founding of the PRC), vol. 1 (Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe, 2005), 320. Translated by Kim Donggil. A copy of the document is also accessible in Russian in AP RF, fond 45, opis 1, delo 334, listy 22, and RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 334, ll. 0022. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114257
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Chairman Mao [Zedong]:

There are 14,000 ethnic Korean officers and soldiers on duty in the 4th Field Army. Kim Il Sung has sent three representatives—with director of operations bureau of the Korean People's Army the general staff headquarters as head—to receive the ethnic Korean officers and soldiers. They asked to regroup these ethnic Korean troops into one division and direct-subordinate detachment. They have also asked to take all the equipment of the ethnic Korean soldiers including 12,000 rifles, 440 light machine guns, 189 heavy machine guns, 120 revolvers, 132 grenade launchers, seventy-two tank cannons, thirty-six 105-millimeter rockets launchers, and some ammunition. Comrade Lin Biao has agreed to let us meet this request. Please give instructions in regards to this issue.

Liu Shaoqi

January 22, 1950

I completely agree with meeting this request.

Mao Zedong

January 25, 1950

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Солдаты и офицеры—корейцы, находящиеся  на службе в частях 4-ой полевой армии, насчитывают 14 тысяч человек.Ким  Ир Сен прислал 3 представителей во главе с начальником  оперативного отдела Штаба принять этих корейцев .Они просят сформировать  из этих бойцов одну дивизию с отрядами непосредственного  подчинения командованию дивизии, а также увезти с собой  все вооружение: 12.000 винтовок, 440 легких пулеметов, 180 станковых пулеметов, 120 револьверов, 132 бомбомета, 72 танковых орудий, 36 минометов 105 мм и боеприпасы.Нами предложено т. Линь Бяо удовлетворить эту просьбу.

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.Лю Шаоци

22.1.1950 г.

Cогласен полностью удовлетворить.

Мао Цзэдун

25.1.1950 г.

АП РФ , Ф N 45, Оп N 1, Д N 334, Л N 22

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毛主席:

在四野之朝鲜籍战士和干部共一万四千余人,金日成已派其作战局长等三人来接收。他们要求将该部战士编为一个师,及其直属部队,要求随带全部武装,数目如下:步枪一万二千支,轻机四四○,重机一八○,手枪一二○,迫击炮一三二门,反坦克炮七二门,一○五榴弹炮三六门及若干弹药,除告林准备酌拨外,可否,请主席复示?。[1]

    刘少奇

    一九五○年一月廿二日

[1] 一九五0年一月二十五日, 毛泽东在刘少奇给他的电报上批示: “同意照办。”

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